Sunday, May 29, 2016

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse may not be as good as First Class or Days of Future Past, but I interestingly didn't feel disappointed all that much either. The film covered familiar themes with a fairly solid narrative and impressively strong cast, but the pacing felt clunky as it took a lot of time to set things up and the struggle to find its tone and focus was noticeable. The writing was also a tad uneven especially Apocalypse's dialogue, which at times were reduced to a bunch of cliches. The excellent cast made the material work though. Michael Fassbender was outstanding adding a great deal of pain and tragedy to his character. James McAvoy and Sophie Turner were also pretty terrific, as well as Evan Peters who stole the show once again with Quicksilver. Of course, the visuals were good and that's already a given. Was X-Men: Apocalypse a reboot? A sequel to a prequel? A final chapter to a trilogy? I don't know, but it was, on it's own, a decent X-Men film. 7


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